The North Shore Golf Club was built in the spring of 1960
on the site of a dairy farm operated by the Gust Ruoho family of Nipigon.
An initial board of
directors purchased the property and began constructing the course layout. The club was incorporated on June 6,
1961. Inauguaral directors were President - Spence Craigie, Vice Presidents - Larry Dunville and Harold
Jones, Secretary - Henry White, Treasurer - Cliff Drysdale, Directors - Bert Douglas, Bruce Ward, Gordon Dunville, Lloyd
Stansell and Rob Rae. They had nothing but the highest prasise for Mr. Ruoho and the many considerations he gave them.
Emil and Paul
Stokaluk, well known "Port Arthur" professionals, designed the course complete with "sand" greens. The
course was updated with grass greens after only a couple of years and golf was off and running with Julian Stokaluk as head
1994-95, the course was given a major upgrade/makeover, that saw the replacing of 2 holes, added yardage, drainage, elevated
tees and bent grass greens. The new architect was John Watson Golf Design who made the many dramatic changes. Local
forest companies and many businesses contributed extensively to supplement funding from the Ministry of Northern
Development and Mines.